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Volkswagen Golf cabriolet update unveiled

The Volkswagen Golf cabrio has been given a mild visual makeover and upgraded mechanicals, and will debut in the flesh at the Frankfurt motor show next month...

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2015 Volkswagen Amarok Core Review
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2015 Volkswagen Amarok Core Review

If you're after a barebones dual-cab four-wheel drive, Volkswagen has you covered with an affordable Core edition...


New Volkswagen Phaeton delayed again - report
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New Volkswagen Phaeton delayed again - report

Volkswagen is understood to have delayed its big next-generation Phaeton sedan, reportedly as part of a push to improve returns through lower production and material costs. The current Phaeton, launched in 2002 and face-lifted most recently in 2010, was originally scheduled to be replaced this year...


Australia doesn’t love utes – it loves pick-up trucks
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Australia doesn’t love utes – it loves pick-up trucks

I call a ute a ute. I don’t call it a pick-up. I don’t call it a truck (although I like the macho nature of the word truck). It’s clear, however, that the word 'ute' is being phased out of car company marketing chit-chat, and it could well be that buyers are following the same path...


Volkswagen Tiguan to gain "coupe" variant - report
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Volkswagen Tiguan to gain "coupe" variant - report

Sources are claiming that the second-generation Volkswagen Tiguan will spawn a third variant, a five-door five-seat "coupe". Anonymous informants have informed Autocar that the new Volkswagen Tiguan will offered in three distinct body styles. The first of these is a five-seat standard-wheelbase model, which will have a body that's around 30cm longer than today's car...


Nissan Navara ST-X v Volkswagen Amarok Highline TDI420: Dual-Cab Comparison Review
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Nissan Navara ST-X v Volkswagen Amarok Highline TDI420: Dual-Cab Comparison Review

It's no secret that dual-cab utes have long gone beyond being mere tools-of-trade. A significant proportion of private buyers in the segment are opting for highly-specified versions with equipment lists to rival a premium passenger car. The onus on comfort is telling...


Suzuki documents detail how alliance with Volkswagen deteriorated - report
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Suzuki documents detail how alliance with Volkswagen deteriorated - report

Some automotive alliances have worked out spectacularly well, such as Renault and Nissan's tie-up, while others have flamed out. It's safe to say that the Suzuki and Volkswagen pairing falls into the latter category. Automotive News has seen documents from within Suzuki that chronicle the unravelling of its relationship with Volkswagen...


Volkswagen Australia managing director retires, successor named
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Volkswagen Australia managing director retires, successor named

Volkswagen Australia managing director John White will retire after about two-and-a-half years in the hot seat, effective October 30. His replacement is a familiar face to the local automotive scene, former Porsche Cars Australia sales and marketing director Michael Bartsch (pictured above)...


Volkswagen leads 2015 global sales race ahead of Toyota, GM
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Volkswagen leads 2015 global sales race ahead of Toyota, GM

At the halfway mark of 2015, Volkswagen leads both Toyota and GM in the quest for the global sales crown. To the end of June 2015, the Volkswagen Group sold a total of 5.04 million vehicles, placing it around 20,000 units ahead of the Toyota family, which managed to shift 5.02 million vehicles in the same timeframe. General Motors remained in third place with 4...


Volkswagen Golf R Wagon priced at $58,990
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Volkswagen Golf R Wagon priced at $58,990

The Volkswagen Golf R Wagon will cost $58,990 plus on-road costs when it arrives in Australia in September. Volkswagen Australia will offer the Golf R Wagon in limited numbers, and has confirmed each one will arrive here with a special Wolfsburg Edition package that adds a host of unique styling and specification features...


Volkswagen V-Charge pairs automated valet parking with wireless EV charging
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Volkswagen V-Charge pairs automated valet parking with wireless EV charging

Volkswagen is building on its autonomous parking technology with the unveiling this week of the new V-Charge project. Developed together with Bosch and a group of international universities, V-Charge partners remote self-parking technology with a wireless charging system for electric vehicles...


Volkswagen T6 model range is hybrid-ready but customers aren’t, according to the company
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Volkswagen T6 model range is hybrid-ready but customers aren’t, according to the company

The new-generation Volkswagen T6 model range could be sold with a hybrid drivetrain at a moments’ notice if there was demand for it, according to insiders. At the launch of the new-generation Volkswagen T6 models – which includes the Transporter commercial van and the Caravelle and Multivan people mover models – it was confirmed to CarAdvice that a hybrid powertrain is developed and ready to be implemented...


Volkswagen Golf TCR racing prototype revealed, 2016 launch planned
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Volkswagen Golf TCR racing prototype revealed, 2016 launch planned

While we wait for the promised and hotly anticipated production version of Volkswagen’s Golf R 400 concept, here’s something else to drool over: the Golf TCR racing prototype. Let’s cover some basics: 243kW and 410Nm of torque, front-wheel-drive (yes, front-wheel-drive), an enhanced six-speed DSG transmission and… look, loads of other track-specific tweaks...


Volkswagen Golf TDI sets new US fuel economy record
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Volkswagen Golf TDI sets new US fuel economy record

A Volkswagen Golf TDI has set a new fuel economy record by visiting all 48 contiguous US states and consuming less than 385 litres of diesel along the way. During the 13250.5 kilometre journey through each of the lower 48 states — that's every one except Alaska and Hawaii — the 112kW 2.0-litre turbo-diesel Golf drank an average of 2.9 l/100km...


Ford Fiesta ST v Volkswagen Polo GTI : Comparison Review
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Ford Fiesta ST v Volkswagen Polo GTI : Comparison Review

Rarely has Volkswagen’s iconic GTI badge been so humbled as it was in November 2013 when we last put the go-fast Polo in the ring with the Ford Fiesta ST. The big-name fighter with all the pomp and pedigree was made to look overpriced, under-equipped and lacking fun factor compared with the featherweight upstart that so resoundingly reminded us that simplicity and greatness are not mutually exclusive...


Volkswagen Transporter T6 Review
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Volkswagen Transporter T6 Review

The new-generation Volkswagen Transporter has arrived with more efficiency and more technology.


2016 Volkswagen T6 Transporter, Caravelle and Multivan models: first details
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2016 Volkswagen T6 Transporter, Caravelle and Multivan models: first details

The first details of the new-generation 2016 Volkswagen T6 model range – which incorporates the Transporter van along with the Caravelle and Multivan people mover models – have been revealed. CarAdvice attended the launch of the new-generation T6 Transporter, Caravelle and Multivan model lines in Sweden last week, where it was made clear that there will be some change to the ranges, but buyers aren’t likely to be shocked by the options on offer...


Volkswagen Multivan Generation Six Review
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Volkswagen Multivan Generation Six Review

The heritage-inspired Volkswagen Generation Six van harks back to the original Microbus, but brings plenty of modern day technology.


Volkswagen pushing its Australian agenda
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Volkswagen pushing its Australian agenda

The announcement of a wide-ranging list of updates from Volkswagen Australia this week appears to show that the German brand is serious about being even more successful Down Under. The updates across the majority of the brand's passenger car range may not have seen heavy discounts akin to some bigger-volume sellers in Australia, but it's clear the brand is pushing its own agenda in the competitive local market under the guidance of John White, the company's managing director...


Robot kills man at Volkswagen plant - reports
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Robot kills man at Volkswagen plant - reports

An outsider contractor working at a Volkswagen factory in Germany has been crushed to death by a robot. Heiko Hillwig, a Volkswagen spokesman, confirmed to the Associated Press that a team including the 22-year old man were involved in setting up a stationary robot at the company's factory in Baunatal, Germany, around 100km north of Frankfurt...